DENISE Van Outen’s new boyfriend has been on reality TV in the past – AND appeared in an iconic music video.
The TV star made her red carpet debut with property developer Jimmy Barba at the Grand Prix Ball on Wednesday night.
Denise, 48, and the Italian reality star started dating shortly after she split from her cheating ex Eddie Boxshall five months ago.
She and Jimmy, 55, were spotted out together at the Hurlingham Club in Fulham as they got all dressed up for a night out.
But fans may have recognised the property developer from reality TV in the past – as well as appearing in his own music video.
Back in 2010, Jimmy was a household name in Italy when he starred in the eleventh series of Big Brother (Grande Fratello).
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He finished in fourth place on the show – keeping audiences entertained by striking up TWO romances on the show.
Jimmy got close with his co-stars Rosa Baiano and Margherita Zanatta, but the flings didn’t last on the outside world.
Instead, Jimmy began a short-lived music career, releasing three pop singles between 2012 and 2013 – which didn’t make the charts.
He then turned his back on showbiz to become a property developer, but has been linked to other British female celebs.
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In 2019, he joked with singer Cheryl on Twitter that he would “be her Valentine” after the Fight For This Love star reached out to him.
“Wanna be my Valentine?!” she wrote to Jimmy in a tweet, to which he simply replied: “Yep.”
He then gushed over Sky Sports star Laura Woods as “beautiful” – alongside a kissing emoji – after she posted a selfie.
It comes shortly after it was revealed Denise has found love again with Jimmy after being introduced by pop star pal.
Denise was with commodities trader Eddie Boxshall since 2014 but they split in January when he admitted messaging other women.
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The mum-of-one is reportedly “happy” after starting to see property developer, Jimmy, according to the Daily Mail.
The pair have “been on a few dates” after All Saints singer Shaznay Lewis introduced them.